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Express Advocacy Definition
Richard Goldberg writes: "'magic words' identified in Buckley v. Valeo (1976) and required for communication to constitute 'express advocacy' are detailed by the FEC in '11 CFR 100.22 Expressly Advocating (2 U.S.C.431(17))' (http://www.fec.gov/pages/expadv.htm)"
Plus, he also sent the following: "The situation is explained in 'CRS Report for Congress, Campaign Finance Reform: A Legal Analysis of Issue an Express Advocacy.' (http://www.senate.gov/~dpc/crs/reports/ascii/98-282) (http://www.house.gov/judiciary/98-282.pdf)
Plus he pointed out an additional clause not mentioned in the show which starts out: "When taken as a whole and with limited reference to external events, such as the proximity to the election, could only be interpreted by a reasonable person. . . ."

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